Samira Stitou earned a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Central Oklahoma, USA, in 1988. Followed by an MSc in Mathematics from Oklahoma State University, USA in 1993 (Area: Complex Analysis), and an MSc in Statistics from University of Toronto, Canada in 1998, (Area: Financial Engineering).
She accumulated about 20 years of teaching experience in mathematics and statistics in many reputable institutions of different levels and cultures. Among which are: the Petroleum Institute, now part of Khalifa University (UAE), Abu Dhabi University (UAE), the Higher Colleges of Technology (UAE), the American University in Dubai ( UAE), the University of Toronto at Mississauga (UTM) (Canada), Chisholm Academy (Canada), and Oklahoma State University (USA.).
As a faculty member, Ms. Samira contributed considerably in many administrative tasks like curriculum development, student registration, course coordination, conducted statistical analysis for the department, participated in the preparation of many innovative projects and events conducted by students and faculty, attended and gave talks in conferences, participated in many fundraising activities for local and international charities, contributed significantly in the FYE program at the Petroleum Institute where she was given the mandate of taking 20 female students to Colorado School of Mines during summer 2015 and overseeing all responsibilities of the trip. Gave and attended many workshops on teaching innovation. She was and still is the academic advisor for over 200 students in the last 2 years.